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More than 5,000 participants take Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

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More than 5,000 people raised over $1.5 million for Special Olympics at the 2018 Chicago Polar Plunge. (WLS)

More than 5,000 people gathered at Chicago's North Avenue Beach Sunday for the 2018 Chicago Polar Plunge.

The event was a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Sunday was the Chicago-founded organization's 50th anniversary.

Participants included former Bears player Otis Wilson and ABC7's Ravi Baichwal.

The Polar Plunge raised over $1.6 million for Special Olympics. Donations will be accepted through the end of March at chicagopolarplunge.org.

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